Thought for the day. Stress and exhaustion are not valid excuses for bad behavior. And by the way…my hubby doesn’t necessarily need to know about this post or he’s gonna say I’m the pot calling the kettle black…lol. But the truth is, usually when we are tired…stressed…in a hurry…we tend to be a little short with people. And it’s usually the ones we love most. Our kids, our spouses, etc. One problem is that we teach our kids that this is acceptable behavior. I’ve seen it a million times (and been guilty of it at least 1/2 a million times). A child misbehaves in public & the embarrassed parent says, “she’s just tired” or “he’s just hungry”. I have said that many times….but I also tried to explain to my girls that even though they are tired..or hungry…it doesn’t make it ok & they understand that there are consequences for their actions. My youngest is a walking talking snickers commercial. She is an absolute nightmare when she’s hungry. But I don’t just allow her to take it out on everyone around her. I do, however try to keep her fed well so that we don’t have to deal with it…lol.
The bible tells us “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
So I’m gonna put on my armor of God & start trying to do better at not only training my children, but in training myself to be a better example.